This year, South Africa’s very own Nomzamo Mbatha will join a hot list of presenters when she hosts the BET Awards International Locked & Lit countdown pre-show.

This follows the nominees announcement in the Best International Act and Viewers’ Choice Best New International Act categories where the unstoppable Nigerian act Burna Boy, South African superstar Sho Madjozi and Congolese singer-songwriter Innoss’B, Nigerian singer and rapper Rema and Zimbabwean songstress Sha Sha have been nominated.

“What an incredible honour and privilege it is to amplify the voice of the diaspora at the BET Awards 2020. BET international continues to celebrate black excellence in every corner of the globe and I’m so excited that I get the opportunity to give this celebration the gravity it deserves.” – Nomzamo Mbatha

“The Black Lives Matter movement was louder than ever before, and with the rise of the international black community in standing with African Americans truly exemplified the saying, “an injury to one, is an injury to us all.” That even during a pandemic, we are undefeated. Here’s to us! Here’s to Black Entertainment!” – Mbatha. 

Hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales, the “BET AWARDS” 2020 in partnership with AXE_SA, will be broadcast express from the US at  02:00 CAT on June 29th making its international broadcast premiere on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129). Repeat TX details include the BET Awards Pre-Show on June 29th at 19:00 CAT and BET Awards Main Show Repeat June 29th at 20:00 CAT.